Careers at Plus Accounting

We recognise the important role each member of our team plays in helping to achieve the company’s goals and we seek to attract and retain a talented team.

This ethos is also shared with our clients. The Plus Approach enables us to work as a key member of their business, rather than just completing the compliance work on an annual basis.

We are continuing to experience strong growth and believe that our team is a key element to our continued success.

That’s why we’ve joined Breathe’s Culture Pledge of ‘Putting people      first’ to demonstrate investment in our people’s development and wellbeing.

The Pledge is a promise to put people first, invest in their success and super-charge employee engagement.

Find out more here

If you are interested in working in a forward thinking, modern accountancy practice, please contact us on careers@plusaccounting.co.uk

Current vacancies

Accountant (Corporate Services) 

What we are offering

Our ideal candidate will be offered the following opportunities and benefits:

  • A position as a senior accountant in the Corporate Services team.
  • A role which will mainly involve preparation of Limited company accounts and corporation tax
  • Meetings and direct communication with clients
  • Working within a team helping support trainees, assistant managers and managers
  • Helping to achieve the Corporate Services team objectives of a high quality client service and sustainable growth
  • Taking an active part in the firm’s business development and marketing activities
  • A genuinely friendly work environment and open door policy
  • A competitive salary and a range of benefits including:
    • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression
    • Regular Social events and an established Wellbeing programme
    • Working from home arrangements including a laptop and screens
    • 35 days holiday (including bank holidays)
    • Group life insurance cover

What we require from you

We are interested in somebody with a knowledge of Accounts Preparation (AP) and Corporation Tax (CT), who can support their colleagues in the Corporate Services department. Ideally you will have either an ATT qualification or be studying towards an ACCA or ACA qualification and you would also provide us with the following skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years Practice
  • Experience of accounting and corporation tax compliance work.
  • Effective communication with team members and
  • A strong work ethic and “can-do” attitude
  • Show us that you are enthusiastic and ambitious by telling us why you want a career in audit and accountancy

Read the full job specification here.

Apply here

 

Accounts & Audit Trainee

We have an exciting vacancy for an Accounts & Audit trainee to join our team!

What we are offering

Our ideal candidate will be offered the following opportunities and benefits:

  • A position as trainee accountant in the Corporate Services team
  • A supported study package working towards ACA/ACCA qualification
  • A role which will involve preparation of Limited company accounts and corporation tax returns, along with involvement in audits of companies, grants, housing associations etc
  • Working within a team supported by fellow trainees, senior accountants and managers
  • Helping to achieve the Corporate Services team objectives of high quality client service and sustainable growth
  • A genuinely friendly work environment and open door policy
  • A competitive salary and a range of benefits including:
    • A study package covering the cost of course fees, exams and professional subscriptions
    • Regular Social events and an established Wellbeing programme
    • Working from home arrangements including a laptop and screens
    • 35 days holiday (including bank holidays)
    • Group life insurance cover

What we require from you

In return, we need you to provide us with the following skills:

  • Excellent academic record with a minimum of one A grade and two B grade A-levels
  • For graduates a minimum 2:1 degree
  • Demonstrate your ability to work within a team for example through hobbies, sports or extracurricular activities
  • A strong work ethic and “can-do” attitude
  • Show us that you are enthusiastic and ambitious by telling us why you want a career in audit and accountancy

Read the full job specification here.

Apply here

 

Trainee Chartered Accountant Apprentice

We have an exciting vacancy for a Trainee Chartered Accountant Apprentice to join our team!

As a trainee chartered accountant apprentice at Plus Accounting you will train as a general practitioner and receive a wide range of experience across audit, accountancy and taxation.

The firm will provide an extremely supportive and creative environment, helping you to achieve your professional qualification and advancing your personal development. In return, we ask that you demonstrate commitment and motivation by studying hard and passing your exams, working effectively and efficiently as part of a team and help in delivering excellent client service.

Our trainee accountants gain experience through preparing financial statements for a variety of business, as well as exposure to both personal and corporation tax, preparing VAT returns and completing management accounts work.

As an Apprentice, you will gain work experience while studying for the Level 4 ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business qualification (CFAB) by being part of the Accounts Team.

The programme is two years in duration and upon successful completion of the Level 4 Qualification you will move on to complete the ACA exams and become a fully-fledged Chartered Accountant (Level 7 apprenticeship scheme).

Being part of our apprentice scheme means that all your costs for the ICAEW will be funded and the firm also provides full support towards your examinations and study leave.

Your professional exam training would be provided by Kaplan Financial and we liaise closely with their professional tutors to monitor your progress and ensure you have all the support you need to help pass your exams. We also provide a comprehensive programme of in-house training to complement your exam studies to give you the best possible chance of success.

Applications for trainee apprentice positions will be able to commence the training programme in early Autumn.

You must be self-motivated, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a real aptitude for analytical thinking and attention to detail.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent academic record with a minimum of one A grade and two B grade A-levels
  • 5 GCSE passes including Maths & English at grade 6 or above
Apply here

Benefits include

Company culture that promotes work life balance

Generous training budgets and great career progression opportunities

Flexi-time and work from home

27 days holiday a year plus Bank Holidays

Access to mental health support

Pension package

Group Life Insurance Scheme

Childcare vouchers

Cycle to work scheme

Free eye tests

Monthly fruit deliveries

Social nights out during the year!

What our team say

We think it is important to understand what it is like working at Plus Accounting and how working here can help you acheive your career goals, so we asked two members of the team about their experience;

Luke Thomas, Director

“I joined Plus Accounting in 2008 as a client portfolio manager and one of the main reasons for joining was that my now co-directors offered me the opportunity to progress my career with Plus Accounting. Following a successful period of training and mentoring from Paul Feist & Peter Hedgethorne, together with the development of my own client portfolio, I was promoted to director in 2014. Plus Accounting is an excellent place to work, learn and develop your career. Due to the nature of how we work, at Plus Accounting you have an opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in addition to your accounting & tax expertise such as marketing, strategy, presenting, networking & leadership.”

Emma Hardwick, Manager

‘’When I left college I really didn’t know what career path to take. With a keen eye for numbers I decided to look into becoming an accountant. I joined Plus Accounting in June 2008 as a trainee accounting technician and started my journey.

Three years later in 2011, I passed my AAT and with the support and guidance from the team at Plus Accounting I decided to continue my training to be a chartered certified accountant. It wasn’t easy as I took the option to self-study, but with dedication, support from colleagues and other team members completing the same qualification route I qualified in 2015.

Following this successful period of training I was promoted to Assistant Manager in April 2015 and subsequently a Manager in April 2017. I have enjoyed working at Plus Accounting over the last 10 years, they have shown me how to accomplish my goals with a true commitment to helping me on my career path.

So far my skill set has resulted in gaining experience in various areas of accounting and finance. From accounting, tax, book-keeping and vat, to audit, business advice and system controls. I look forward to embracing the new knowledge I will learn over the coming years on my journey here at Plus Accounting and the new experiences that come with it!”

We will be in touch if you are successfully chosen for an interview.

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